The key word here is copied. WLM copies your emails from OE. The emails
are still in OE. The emails under Storage folders are emails that were
imported during the installation of WLM.
In WLM are you viewing the menu bar? Alt + M, check Show menu bar.
Are you viewing Storage folders? Alt + M, Layout, Folder pane, check Show
Do not move or rename any files in E:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local
Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders.
Is XP and WLM also installed on E?
I know that it is XP, which SP?
What is the dbx files size in OE?
How often did you compact folders?
"Pet_Henry" <Pet_Henry@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> What can I do to recover years' worth of emails which were deleted after I
> transferred from Outlook Express to Windows Live Mail?
> I found that Outlook Express no longer accessed my MSN.COM and HOTMAIL.COM
> accounts so I installed Windows Live Mail. It seemed to work great for a
> days, but now I am looking for emails in my storage folders and many - not
> all - have recently been deleted, probably some time after the
> This is even if I select VIEW / SHOW ALL FILES.
> I found the storage files at this location:
> E:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application
> Data\Microsoft\Windows Live Mail\Storage Folders
> I believe the emails were OK after Windows Live Mail detected and copied
> emails from Outlook Express. But now most of them seem to have vanished,
> even some of the subdirectory folder names in the Storage Folders have
> This really sucks and I am mad as hell. What kind of crap is this!
> What can I do to recover these emails? If anything?
> If not, what are my alternatives to Windows Live so I can use my Hotmail
> MSN accounts but my locally stored emails won't get eaten?